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Resources Jeans for Genes art competition

Avery has launched a competition across Britain asking schools to create their own denim works of art to help change the lives of children with genetic disorders. Launched on Jeans for

Genes Day last month, the competition asks schools to produce their own artistic masterpieces using denim and other fabrics. Winning schools will be decided regionally and will be awarded an arts and craft prize worth nearly £500, featuring a range of Avery trimmers and guillotines and hobbycraft vouchers. The theme for entries is “the future”, with schools encouraged to be as

imaginative as they can. Entry possibilities range from denim murals and school hall landscapes to fabric sculptures and art installations. Schools are free to enter as many times as they wish, meaning pupils

from different year groups, lessons and art clubs can all take part. All a school needs to do to enter is take a picture of their fi nished project and upload it to the website by the end of December 2011, with a short explanation of the entry. Judging will take place in January 2012 and the winners from six regions across Britain will be announced in February. The competition will help to raise awareness of Jeans for Genes,

supporting the fundraising efforts of the day itself, which will see thousands of pupils across Britain make a small donation to wear their jeans to school.

• Visit Charity launches advice line

The Coram Children’s Legal Centre (CCLC) has launched a new telephone advice line for frontline practitioners. The Child Protection

Project advice line will provide those working in settings where child protection or safeguarding issues may arise with free advice and information about their legal obligations from an experienced family law solicitor. CCLC, part of the Coram group of charities, specialises in law and

policy affecting children and young people and provides free legal information, advice and representation to children, young people, their families, carers and professionals. The advice line is part of a new service offering legal advice,

information and training for frontline practitioners, funded by the Department for Education.

• Call 07884 262362 (9:30am to 5:30pm, Monday to Friday). Sport Relief fundraising packs

This year, teachers are gearing up to get their whole school involved in the biggest year of sport with the help of a free schools fundraising resource pack – available to order online. The packs have got everything a school

needs to hold a brilliant event for Sport Relief, which takes place on Friday, March 23, 2012. The packs include a fundraising guide, promotional posters, balloons, stickers and exclusive materials to decorate your Sport Relief Mile in school. Pupils will learn about how their fundraising helps too, as each pack


contains interactive story posters and an interactive, animated CD-Rom showcasing fi lms of young people benefi ting from Comic Relief- funded projects in Sierra Leone and the UK. There is also a schools section on the website – with more learning,

assembly and fundraising ideas. • Visit

Big Schools’ Birdwatch 2012

From January 16 to 30 2012, schools across the UK will be making bird feeders and binoculars, turning classrooms into bird hides and getting excited children into position with their noses pressed against the window. Big Schools’ Birdwatch aims to encourage children, and their

teachers, to identify and take an interest in the birds visiting their school grounds. Almost 90,000 school children and teachers stepped up for nature by

taking part in the survey last year, which celebrated its 10th birthday. Nearly 3,000 classes from more than 2,000 schools were involved, which was a record-breaking number for the survey. Taking part in the activity could not be easier. The RSPB supplies a

free teacher’s pack with plenty of ideas and information. We also have Little Schools’ Birdwatch for under fi ves. It takes place in

the same two weeks as Big Schools’ Birdwatch. The activity is very simple and links well to theEarly Years Foundation Stage curriculum. The birdwatch is a simple survey that takes just one hour and can be

carried out in school or by visiting a local outdoor space. The activity works across a wide age and ability range, with plenty of fl exibility built in to run it as simply as schools would like, or as the centrepiece of cross-curricular studies, project work or as part of work to improve school grounds.

• Visit Beat bullying with FILMCLUB

To help teachers explore issues surrounding bullying this Anti- Bullying Week, which starts on November 14, the education charity FILMCLUB is launching a thought-provoking season of fi lms for primary schools in which bullying is a major theme. Hand-picked by experts and accompanied by detailed guides and discussion points, the selection includes classics such asCinderella (1950 version), Ken Loach’s Kes (pictured) andLa Belle Et La Bete – as well as more recent titles such asBridge To Terabithia andToy Story 3. Members will be encouraged to watch, discuss and review the fi lms

following research which shows that watching and discussing fi lms with their peer group is a highly effective tool for developing young people’s emotional intelligence. In a recent survey of club leaders, 96 per cent agree that attending FILMCLUB helps children understand different social and emotional issues and 87 per cent say participation in the scheme enhances participants’ ability to share and debate their conclusions with other students. Charity Beatbullying has welcomed the idea of schools using fi lm

to help tackle bullying. Sherry Adhami, director of communications, said: “Bullying affects so many children and young people, our research shows in fact one in three have to deal with abuse and harassment everyday – this is unacceptable. This is why we are so pleased to be working with FILMCLUB to help spread the anti-bullying message. We hope young people across the country will enjoy these fi lms and work towards helping and assisting their peers.”

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